By The Daily Wire. NBC believes it’s doing a bang-up job hosting the Olympic Winter Games television broadcast, but in less than two days of coverage, its anchors have already insulted at least two countries.
First, an NBC “Asia correspondent” suggested that Korea was grateful for the presence of Japan’s Olympic delegation, after all Japan had given them (it turns out, the Japanese took more than 200,000 Korean women hostage before World War II to work as “comfort women” for Japanese men). Now, Katie Couric has managed to insult The Netherlands with her quaint, anachronistic (and kind of racist) explanation of the Dutch commute.
While watching the Dutch national team — mostly speed skaters — enter the arena opening night, Couric quipped happily, “‘why are they so good,’ you may be asking yourselves? Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.”
“As you all know, it has lots of canals that can freeze in the winter. So for as long as those canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other and also to have fun,” she continued. (Read more from “Olympic Oops: Katie Couric Has Now Insulted the Dutch” HERE)
Dutch Mock Katie Couric’s Comments About Speedskating
By USA Today. Katie Couric might want to visit Amsterdam sometime.
The broadcaster is drawing criticism on social media after her unusual reasoning for the Netherlands’ success in speedskating over the years. Couric, who co-anchored NBC’s coverage of Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, said that the Dutch rely on skating as a form of transportation in their capital city, which sits at sea level.
Rush Hour in the Netherlands. pic.twitter.com/RRpDBV9pDX
— DirkJanMoedt (@moedtdj) February 11, 2018
— Gert van Dijk (@Gert_van_Dijk) February 11, 2018
(Read more from “Dutch Mock Katie Couric’s Comments About Speedskating” HERE)